30 Years of Teaching Experience


  • provide a first rate education — not just quick short cuts.
  • design instructional goals for each individual student.
  • recognize & draw on individual strengths to achieve goals.
  • teach music theory in a way that ensures retention.
  • yield very high rates of long term student retention.

Most of my students come for a year to two of piano lessons and stay 10+ years!

Suzanne holds a degree in piano performance with a specialized study in piano pedagogy and a Master’s degree in music from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Her primary instrument is the piano, and she maintains a private practice in Severna Park, MD as a teacher of piano performance, music appreciation, and music theory.

Suzanne’s academic and musical career has included work as an instructor of piano pedagogy (teaching piano teachers), a piano instructor, performer, choral director, professional accompanist, and university faculty for 30 years.

She has taught music at the University of Maryland, American University, and is currently a professor of music at Montgomery College.